Paradise Farm

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near Southwold, Suffolk

Beautiful barn for 6 in tranquil grounds near the Suffolk coast, with a shared pool and catered options

3 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

EV charging

Parking

Swimming pool

Walk to a pub

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Paradise by name, paradise by nature. And nature is the order of the day at Paradise Farm, a delightful smallholding turned stylish retreat near the Suffolk Coast, with an idyllic 10-acre sprawl of grounds. Whether you indulge in a daybreak swim in the heated pool, bathe in the dawn chorus over a cup of coffee, visit the resident chickens and kune kune pigs with the kids, or take a glass of wine to the woodland to look for Muntjac deer in the crepuscular light, you’ll feel like you’re in the very heart of the English countryside.

Owners Gemma (Content Director for Soho House, with a correspondingly keen eye for all things tasteful) and Thom live in the main house, and are steadily transforming its ancient outbuildings into beautiful, earthy lets. The Cider Store is the first of xx hideaways planned; a dreamy 3-bedroom barn that’s ideal for a family or group of friends, and designed for time shared. Explore the grounds together — wander along paths cut through wildflowers; peer into pretty ponds; hang out at the pool and play boules. It’s an ideal base for daytrips too, to the Suffolk Coast and English vineyards. And come evening, grab a bucket of ice from the farm’s machine, clink it round some glasses and talk into the night over convivial dinners and around the firepit. The best things in life aren’t things.

Getting here: train to Brampton, then taxi (5 mins)

Special touches.

  • A range of catering options, from low-key cooking help to full-on private chefs and banqueting
  • Event planning — everything from a perfect proposal to group dinners and full-site takeovers
  • Art classes, pottery classes and wine tasting on request

“We wanted to build a sanctuary, that was carefully created for each guest. We offer 24/7 support to ensure each stay is special and memorable. This special location is made for making memories.” Owners, Thom and Gem

My Kip favourites

They love
“Taking a bottle of wine to the woods to watch the sun slowly set across the fields.”

We love
The honey-hued bathrooms with smart chequerboard tiles, the dusky rose linens, and the (seriously on-trend) butter-yellow kitchen.

You may not love
Shared grounds and pool, though the barn is totally private. Various unfenced ponds so children must be supervised at all times. No shop in walking distance (10 mins’ drive).

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  • "Wow, wow, wow! Gem & Thom couldn’t have been more accommodating. They have thought of every single detail from recommendations of where to go to setting up fire pit for star gazing when the northern lights were on. The space and grounds are breathtaking and the animal and pool are a bonus. We felt so relaxed and cant wait to come back with the kids."

    Kay and Miranda, DATE??

Sustainability.

Recycling, fruit and veg gardens, beehives. Water supply from a borehole. Sustainable cleaning products. Sustainable British bedding. Electric car chargers.

Surrounds.

  • Flint Vineyard
    © Flint Vineyard
  • david-tip-aldeburgh-unsplash
    Aldeburgh by David Tip via Unsplash
  • ana-petrenko-southwold-unsplash
    Southwold by Ana Petrenko via Unsplash
  • marian-may-southwold-unsplash
    Southwold by Marian May via Unsplash
  • Laze by the pool and read ‘At Home in Paradise’, a book written in these very grounds (perhaps whilst drinking a local cider).
  • Feast on an exceptional Sunday roast (or weeknight symphony of local, seasonal flavours) at the Greyhound in nearby Pettistree.
  • Paddleboard on the Blyth river estuary as the sun rises.
  • Sip some of England’s finest new wines at Flint Vineyard, which – despite its excellent reputation – has been producing delicious wines since just 2016.
  • Treat yourself to oysters and bubbles bathed in sea breezes on the roof terrace at The Suffolk, Aldeburgh (or try the inventive Sur-Mertini, made with oyster liqueur).
  • Spend a day in Southwold, a quintessentially English seaside town, and home to the Adnams Brewery. You could even book a day at the famous Jabba the beach hut on Southwold Pier.
  • Enjoy a lively local night at The Racehorse, a community pub in Westhall featuring a raucous programme of live music, sports screenings, quizzes and ‘squit’ (Suffolkese for nonsense) nights.

Specifics.

  • Converted barn within a 10-acre property
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 kingsize + 1 twin (can be made into a king on request)
  • Cots, high chair and play mats available on request
  • 3 bathrooms: 2 shower ensuites + main bathroom with shower and rolltop bath; Verden toiletries provided
  • Fully-equipped kitchen including fridge, oven, coffee machine, air fryer; fresh eggs, bread and basic supplies
  • Open-plan living/dining area warmed by a woodburner (logs and firelighters provided)
  • TV on request
  • Courtyard garden with pizza oven, BBQ, firepit, sunloungers and boules
  • Dogs welcome on request (strictly not on the furniture); the garden is fenced
  • Shared grounds with:
  • Covered, heated pool (towels provided)
  • Trampoline, swings, bikes and toys for children
  • Children must be supervised at all times due to ponds without fences
  • Concierge service available at all times by phone
  • 2 bikes available to rent on request
  • Plenty of parking and an EV charger
  • Walk to local pub (10 mins); drive to shops and restaurants (10-20 mins)
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay. With 3 and 4 night minimum stays over Christmas and New Year, check the calendar for applicable dates.
  • Remember to pack: swimming costumes

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FAQs.

Yes, a super cute local community run pub called The Race Horse, it has a lovely story – the pub was going to close down and the community of neighbours all chipped in and bought it. Excellent selection of local ales and solid pub food.

Yes, it’s heated to 28 degrees, which is warmer than most pools. The greenhouse surroundings keep it super warm in there, but the sides can be raised to merge the garden with the pool.

There are Kune kune pigs, pygmy goats and Burford Brown chickens. But the land is also home to a few wilds treats too – a set of ducks and their ducklings, a red kite, a small Muntjac deer often runs through the top field, and rabbits are always on the apple tree lawn. Doves can be seen, too, and masses of bees and butterflies drawn by the beautiful flowers.

Yes, there are a range of catering options available from low-key cooking help to full-on private chefs and banqueting. You can request a hamper of local produce (£50), and the owners are also happy to take in food deliveries early to set up the fridges for your arrival. A cold beer or wine is exactly what you want when you turn up! 

The owners will do their best to help in any way. Forgotten a toothbrush, wellies, torch… want a outside heater, help with the firepit… a last-minute baby sitter… you name it, they will try to support.

In: 4pm; out: 10am

Early check ins/late check outs can sometimes be accommodated — feel free to ask.

Yes, most of the time, but they are very mindful of your space and privacy. They work the land, feed the animals, and ensure guests stays run smoothly.

 Yes, the owners have a wealth of experience in event planning and this is their true passion, so let them know if you’d like them to help bring a special occasion to life. Anything from ‘the perfect place to get engaged’ (they have the best spot for this!) to a private dinner in the secret woodland…

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